According to the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, top allergen foods should be started when you start feeding your baby other complementary foods. This is often around 6 months of age. 

Infant-safe forms of these top allergen foods are part of a healthy and diverse diet. 

Once your baby starts eating solid foods, try introducing these top allergen foods one at a time and watch for any reaction.In the United States the top allergen foods to introduce include peanut, egg, milk products (not whole milk), tree nuts, soy, sesame, fish, shellfish, and wheat.  

Examples of infant-safe foods containing top food allergen foods include:  

  • Smashed tofu or soy yogurt 
  • Whole unsweetened cow’s milk yogurt 
  • Thinned nut butter (ex: cashew or almond) 
  • Well-cooked egg  
  • Tahini (sesame paste) mixed into a puree 
  • Wheat infant cereal or softly cooked wheat pasta